Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Annual Report 2014-15 (Australia)

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection Annual Report 2014–15 has been prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and other Non-corporate Commonwealth Entities, issued on 25 June 2015.

This year’s annual report has been prepared to inform the Australian Parliament about the Department’s performance in relation to its services in 2014–15.

The report is divided into seven parts.

PART 1: INTRODUCTION This part summarises significant issues and developments during the year, and reviews the Department’s performance and financial results. This part also includes a special feature about the integrated Department of Immigration and Border Protection that started on 1 July 2015.

PART 2: OVERVIEW This part gives an overview about the Portfolio and Department, including its role, functions, organisational structure, and outcome and programme structure. It also includes a special feature about 70 years of the Department of Immigration’s history.

PART 3: REPORT ON PERFORMANCE This part summarises the Department’s financial performance, as well as its performance against the deliverables and key performance indicators, as set out in the Department’s Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–15 and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2014–15.

PART 4: MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY This part provides information about the Department’s governance, fraud and risk management arrangements, external scrutiny, workforce planning, human resources and purchasing. It also includes information about workplace health and safety, small business, procurement initiatives, advertising and market research, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, and grants programmes.

PART 5: FINANCIAL STATEMENTS This part contains the Department’s audited financial statements and a report by the Auditor-General.

PART 6: APPENDICES This part provides supplementary information, such as employee classifications and salary rates, legal services, freedom of information, membership of advisory bodies and citizenship statistics.

PART 7: REFERENCE MATERIAL This part comprises a glossary, list of abbreviations and acronyms, compliance index and an alphabetical index.